Press Release

CSC’s Support of Hubble Space Telescope Continues With $50 Million Contract Extension

By SpaceRef Editor
October 10, 2008
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CSC (NYSE:CSC) announced today it will continue to support NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Program under a new agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA), which operates the Space Telescope Science Institute for NASA in Baltimore, Md. The agreement has a three-year base period and two three-year options, bringing the estimated total contract value to $50 million. The nine-year contract extension marks more than 25 years of continuous CSC support for the program.

Under the agreement, CSC will continue to provide project management; mission preparation; development and maintenance of ground systems; science operations; computer, network and database operations; education and public outreach; and scientific research. Science operations activities include science planning and scheduling; instrument characterization and calibration; development and maintenance of science instrument software instructions; data processing and archiving; and archive operations.

“For more than 45 years, CSC has supported numerous NASA missions for exploration of our solar system and beyond,” said Tom Anderson, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Civil Division. “We look forward to continuing our scientific support and technology services for NASA’s premier scientific project, the Hubble Space Telescope, which has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented deep and clear views of the universe.”

Approximately 50 scientists, systems engineers, software developers, information technology administrators and operations engineers will continue performing the work at offices in Baltimore and Lanham, Md.

AURA is a consortium of educational institutions that operates world-class astronomical observatories. The Space Telescope Science Institute is operated by AURA, for NASA, under contract with the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 90,000 employees and reported revenue of $17.1 billion for the 12 months ended July 4, 2008. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

SpaceRef staff editor.